46 Long

46 Long

Courtyard Cafe On Main
Friday – Sep 25 – 11:30

46 Long (Jonathan Reynolds – Guitar/Vocals, and Blake Taylor - Harmonica / Vocals) has been supplying the greater Cincinnati area with high-energy semi-acoustic Blues since the spring of 2001. The duo released "Savor Every Second" in January 2003 to critical acclaim and eventually went on to be nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award (CEA) for Best Blues 2003.

Once dubbed "the finest dancing White Boy in all of Boston" by Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, Jonathan's musical roots trace mainly to Knoxville where he played with Defenders of the Faith, the late Sarah Jordan's "Jordan Project," and hosted the regionally famous Sassy Ann's Blue Jam. He also spent several years playing guitar in West Africa.

Blake, a native New Yorker, left his classical voice and piano training behind to play Rock and Blues in late-night smoky clubs. Nice work if you can get it. Along the way Blake has fronted Smokestack Lightning in northern England, Blues Cult in Cincinnati, and various other "hired harp" work along the way, most recently with Mary Ann Kindel and Cheryl Renee.

"Time's Right" represents four years of loving, careful, and sometimes agonizingly slow work. We're confident that you don't have anything quite like it in your record collection. We sure don't. Sure, there are other guitar/harp Blues duos out there, but somewhere since our beginnings in 2001 as an acoustic Blues group, we've become something different. We hope you like it. We may be over-educated middle class white boys, but somewhere along the line we learned to throw down anyway. If you don't believe us, just give us a shot... if we don't deliver, we'll buy you a beer.

Oh, and the name? Put it this way, at 6'3" and 220 lbs, Blake is the little one.